Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order

by Julian Ku

I feel like I have been working on this book forever, and my co-author John Yoo feels the same, which is why we are more than usually delighted to announce that  Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order, has been officially released.  It is an attempt to pull together our thinking on U.S. foreign relations law to develop a normative argument in favor of controlling the impact of international law on the domestic legal system.  In the book, we recognize and accept that globalization and international law are having, and will have, an important impact on the U.S. constitutional system.  We argue, however, that a method of “accommodation” can best mediate these impacts.  Accommodation includes, but is not limited to, the doctrines of non-self-execution, executive management of the interpretation of international law, and limited state autonomy in foreign affairs.

I plan to host an online discussion of this book on Opinio Juris sometime later this spring, and you will no doubt notice me flacking this book on the blog periodically.  But if you can’t wait until our symposium, please buy a copy!


3 Responses

  1. Julian,
    Congratulations on finishing your book and its release.  I salute the hard work.

  2. A better title would have been: “The Sovereign: how to violate International Law and get away with it. With a straight face.”

  3. Congrats!

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